Review: Megadimension Neptunia VII

On occasion, I run into something that causes me to question and then come to a realization about myself. Generally, it might be a book or an essay online, or maybe a video. On even rarer occasions, it’s a game.

This is one such game. After spending around 4 hours with it, I came to a rather startling realization for myself. It’s not a dig at the game either, not at all, I rather enjoyed my time with it. But what I realized was this.

I do not like JRPGs anymore.

Again, I have to state that while I have a few specific issues with Megadimension Neptunia VII, the game itself is perfectly fine for fans of the genre. I mean, it got me to laugh, to stare, and to curse while playing it. It wasn’t boring, it had good music and funny characters. I found it enjoyable to a point.

Let’s get right into my Pillars and I will explain myself as best as I can here. Continue reading “Review: Megadimension Neptunia VII”

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Can’t be the King of the World, If you’re Slave to the Grind! – Early Evaluation of Secrets of Grindea

Oh, Secrets of Grindea, how I wish I could like you. But you have instead earned from me the moniker “Secrets of Crashia”.

Seriously, this game despite being in EA for the last year or so is still a bit of a buggy mess, at least in Story Mode. And given that I play games like this for the story… yeah.

Let’s get into my Pillars and discuss the good… and the bad.

Oh, and the title of this post is a reference to this sweet song from the 80’s by Skid Row. Continue reading “Can’t be the King of the World, If you’re Slave to the Grind! – Early Evaluation of Secrets of Grindea”

Review: Guild of Dungeoneering

Sometimes I wonder if the gods of Fate/Luck hate me. I have a bad track record when it comes to games that rely on RNG, frequently getting absolutely destroyed no matter how hard I try. And yet, at the same time, I keep coming back to games that use RNG as a determining factor / gameplay element time and time again.

Perhaps I am a glutton for punishment.

Guild of Dungeoneering is such a game. A Strategy Roguelike with a card based battle system and adventure system, this is a game where you can lose a run on the first turn if you are that unlucky. I have had it happen to me often. And yet, its charm and personality and style keep dragging me back to it.

Lets get into the Pillars, and see what treasures these dungeons hold. Continue reading “Review: Guild of Dungeoneering”

Review: Steamworld Heist

It has come to my attention recently that I have very different tastes in games from the vast majority of people.

You may find that an odd realization to come to. However, it hit me as I was playing Steamworld Heist, an indie darling that many people love, and I honestly don’t. It’s a great game, don’t get me wrong. Visually stunning, a soundtrack created by the band Steam Powered Giraffe (of which I am a fan) and solid gameplay.

But it’s not my kind of game. And I do have some issues with the PC Port. Yes, I played the PC Port, a key was given to us by the developers and I was the reviewer tapped to try it.

Let’s get into my Pillars and I will break it down for ya. Continue reading “Review: Steamworld Heist”

Review: Stories: The Path of Destinies

I hate trying to write introductory sentences sometimes. It’s difficult to encapsulate something in a few sentences for me. I tend towards the verbose, as I am sure you all can tell.

Today I have the privilege, nay, the PLEASURE, of discussing an absolute gem of a game. A game that took me by surprise and makes me yearn for more. A game that is the result of taking an action RPG like Bastion and smashing it together with a Choose Your Own Adventure Novel. A game that is full of humor, life, and personality.

I present to you Stories: The Path of Destinies, by Spearhead Games. Let’s get right into my Pillars and talk about what makes this game such a special and wondrous treat. Continue reading “Review: Stories: The Path of Destinies”

Review: Voidspire Tactics

Sometimes a game comes along that just seems to fail to connect with me. It may not be a bad game by any means, but for some reason it just doesn’t grab me, it fails to make me want to play.

Voidspire Tactics is such a game. It’s a game that, in my eyes, does a bunch of things competently but brings nothing new to the table and in fact is one of the most boring things I have had the misfortune of playing. And make no mistake, it has some problems.

Let’s just get into my Pillars. This is not going to take long. Continue reading “Review: Voidspire Tactics”

Review: Battleborn

If you listen to the internet, this is a game that is not doing well. This is a game that many people say is dying on the PC Platform, and limping along on the consoles. This is a game that has a few issues, bugs, and glitches. This is a game that has been lambasted by other game journalists and review sites as being terrible. This is a game that has been compared, unfavorably, to Overwatch.

This is a game that I personally really enjoy. Continue reading “Review: Battleborn”